Makar Sankranti is celebrated in the month of ‘Magh’ and is a harvest festival. In Maharashtra, Karnataka as well as parts of Andhra Pradesh, Makar Sankranti is a day of goodwill and friendship. The day begins with people taking holy dips in the waters and worshipping the Sun.
Til and rice are two important ingredients of this festival. In the rice-eating belt of Bihar and eastern Uttar Pradesh,...Read more
Gandhi Jayanti is a national holiday celebrated in India to mark the occasion of the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi, the "Father of the Nation". It is celebrated on 2nd October every year. It is one of the three official declared National Holidays of India and is observed in all the states and union territories. The United Nations General Assembly announced on 15th June, 2007 that it adopted a...Read more
Onam is a harvest festival celebrated (mostly) in Kerala. The festival celebrates the Vamana avatar of Vishnu and the subsequent homecoming of King Mahabali. It is commemorated for ten days - starting from Atham and ending on Thiruvonam.
Popular legend goes that this festival is celebrated in the honour of King Mahabali, who graces Kerala with his presence every Onam, during the period of...